Grant Proposal Budget Preparation

A grant proposal budget is an estimate of project costs and a roadmap for the project resource needs. An important component of the grant proposal, the budget requires careful consideration to ensure compliance with the applicable rules and policies that govern sponsored project costs. To assist University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) sponsored project investigators in understanding the fundamentals of grant proposal budgeting, the training classes listed below are available.

Grant Proposal Budget Preparation Training

In-person training is available. See below for class descriptions and schedules.

Grant Proposal Budget Preparation: This one-hour class is recommended for principal investigators who are new to UNR and recommended for all other UNR faculty and staff who prepare grant proposal budgets. In this session, attendees will learn the fundamentals of grant proposal budgeting. Topics covered include the following:

  • Purpose of a budget
  • Legitimacy of costs
  • Allowable costs
  • Unallowable costs
  • Budget restrictions
  • Cost share/match
  • Budget justification
  • Helpful resources

NIH Modular Budget Preparation: This one-hour training class is recommended for UNR faculty and staff who prepare grant proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that utilize the modular budget model. In this session, attendees will learn when and how to use the modular budget as well as the requirements of the modular budget. 

Class Schedules

Grant Proposal Budget Preparation
Date Time Location
February 15, 2018 11:00 am - Noon Skype
April 17, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ross Hall 207

To register for any of the above dates, please email Erika Waday.  

NIH Modular Budget Preparation
Date Time Location
March 14, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Skype
May 15, 2018 11:00 am - Noon Ross Hall 207

To register for any of the above dates, please email Erika Waday.